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Rhodesia and Nyasaland general election, 1968 (Fascist Coup Britain)

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1964  1972
Rhdesia and Nyasaland general election, 1968
All 85 seats to the Rhodesia and Nyasaland Federal Assembly
May 9, 1968 (1968-05-09)
First party Second party
Leader Winston Field Roy Welensky
Party [[Rhodesia Front|Template:Rhodesia Front/meta/shortname]] [[United Federal Party|Template:United Federal Party/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 1959 1956
Leader's seat Mtoko Ran in Arundel (lost election)
Last election 72 3
Seats won 71 14
Seat change -1 +11

Previous Prime Minister
Winston Field
[[Rhodesia Front|Template:Rhodesia Front/meta/shortname]]

Prime Minister-elect
Winston Field
[[Rhodesia Front|Template:Rhodesia Front/meta/shortname]]

The 1968 Rhodesia Nyasaland general election resulted in a second large majority for the Rhodesia Front.


Whilst the United Federal Party made a net gain of 11 seats, only one of these gains was made against the Rhodesia Front, the rest were the capturing of new seats, the UFP suffered further setbacks with party leader Roy Welensky failing to reenter the Assembly by gaining the seat of Arundel, where he was defeated by a narrow margin, prompting Welensky to resign as party leader.

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